UPM Raflatac receives APR recognition for PP pressure-sensitive labels with acrylic adhesive for PP bottle recycling

Press Release 25.10.2022 18:00 EEST

UPM Raflatac, a global supplier of innovative and sustainable labeling materials, recently received recognition by the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) for their undecorated white PP and clear PP pressure-sensitive label materials with acrylic adhesive for PP bottle recycling. The APR recognition is “based on the technical recyclability of the label innovations, in the polypropylene container recycling stream.”

“We are honored to once again be recognized for our continued commitment to the circular economy. This is the fifth APR Critical Guidance recognition achieved by UPM Raflatac to date. This new guidance will help us further provide a full solution to brand owners,” stated Kyle Strenski, Business Director, Films and Specials, UPM Raflatac Americas.

APR’s definition of “recyclable” is comprehensive and considers compatibility with industry standard recycling processes, starting with collection and ending with remanufacturing.

The recognition letter submitted by APR states, “APR thanks UPM Raflatac, for voluntarily submitting these label innovations for Recognition. The impact of these protocols is beneficial to world-wide recycling efforts. Meeting the Critical Guidance Document is a truly significant step in demonstrating overall recyclability of your label innovations.”

For the complete list of UPM Raflatac’s recycling solutions certified by APR, please click here.

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For more information, please contact:
Stephen Abel
Senior Communications Specialist, UPM Raflatac
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UPM Media Relations
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UPM Raflatac
UPM Raflatac is leading in sustainable labeling through our innovative self-adhesive label materials and services. We offer high-quality paper and film label stock for branding and promotion, informational labels, and labels with functionality. We operate a global network of factories, distribution terminals and sales offices. Our company employs around 3,000 people and made sales of EUR 1.7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) in 2021. UPM Raflatac is part of UPM. Find out how we are labeling a smarter future beyond fossils at www.upmraflatac.com.

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